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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1470
MS M.169 fol. 76r

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David: communicating with God -- David kneels on one knee with joined hands raised toward God, nimbed, as bust in arc of heaven inscribed with stars, emanating rays. Beside David is harp on table and hat on tiled floor. In background is brocade cloth before wall with niches. Landscape with trees and starry sky beyond the wall.
Margins with vinescroll, ivy-rinceaux, and floreate ornament.

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